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SpaceX slow to break into military satellite launches
SpaceX slow to break into military satellite launches

Things aren't going as smoothly as SpaceX might hope in its quest to secure the US Military as a client.

Nasa rover breaks distance record

The US space agency's Opportunity rover has now clocked more kilometres on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another…

NZ to get its own space programme

NZ is joining the space race, with Rocket Lab building a world-first launch vehicle in Auckland to make it cheaper to send…

Russian geckos going at it in space despite glitches

An orbital sex mission by five Russian geckos has gone from lust in space to lost in space.

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All Blacks and NBA star Steven Adams video All Blacks and NBA star Steven Adams

Adams joined a group of All Blacks and their strength…

Gaza doctors save 'miracle' baby video Gaza doctors save 'miracle' baby

When the doctors gently pulled the tiny newborn from…

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Lizard 'sex satellite' lost in space
Lizard 'sex satellite' lost in space

At this very moment, a Russian satellite full of geckos -- (possibly) having sex -- is floating around in space -- and mission…

NASA has no money for big rockets
NASA has no money for big rockets

NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal…

As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows
As humans multiply, bugs decline and violence grows

As the number of humans on Earth has nearly doubled over the past four decades, the number of bugs, slugs, worms and crustaceans…

Earth survived solar storm near-miss
Earth survived solar storm near-miss

Back in 2012, the Sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that just missed the Earth but was big enough to "knock modern…

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Astonishingly little water on distant planets
Astonishingly little water on distant planets

A study of unprecedented detail has revealed astonishingly little water on three distant planets, hinting…

Alien life? Pollution could provide the answer

Earthlings often wonder if life exists on other planets, and researchers said this week that hunting for traces of pollution…

Remotest parts of an elliptical galaxy examined

Astronomers said this week they have examined the remotest parts yet of an elliptical galaxy, Centaurus A, and discovered…

UAE plans first Arab spaceship to Mars in 7 years

Having scaled the heights of Earth with the world's tallest tower, the United Arab Emirates is now aiming for the stars…

Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?
Buzz Aldrin: Where were you when I walked on moon?

On July 20, 1969, Buzz Aldrin was "out of town" when the world united and rejoiced in a way never seen…

Britain planning spaceport

Britain is to build a commercial spaceport that will be used to launch manned missions and commercial satellites.

Supermoons delight for skywatchers

Stargazers are beaming at the prospect of an unusual supermoon phenomenon this year.

The galaxy running out of star fuel

A galaxy more than 12 billion light years from Earth is heading for a "red and dead" future because it is running out of…

Where did 80 per cent of the universe's light go?

Astrophysicists are mystified after concluding that 80 per cent of the light in the universe appears to be missing.

Pair of Earth-like planets don't exist
Pair of Earth-like planets don't exist

US scientists have said two distant Earth-like planets, which some believed might be able to harbour…

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